Shawl-Straps



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As AM Barnard Behind a Mask, or a Woman s Power The Abbot s Ghost, or Maurice Treherne s Temptation A Long Fatal Love Chase first published First published anonymously A Modern Mephistopheles Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November , She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth and May were educated by their father, philosopher teacher, Bronson Alcott and raised on the practical Christianity of their mother, Abigail MayLouisa spent her childhood in Boston and in Concord, Massachusetts, where her days were enlightened by visits to Ralph Waldo Emerson s library, excursions into nature with Henry David Thoreau and theatricals in the barn at Hillside now Hawthorne s WaysideLike her character, Jo March in Little Women, young Louisa was a tomboy No boy could be my friend till I had beaten him in a race, she claimed, and no girl if she refused to climb trees, leap fences For Louisa, writing was an early passion She had a rich imagination and often her stories became melodramas that she and her sisters would act out for friends Louisa preferred to play the lurid parts in these plays, the villains, ghosts, bandits, and disdainful queens At age , troubled by the poverty that plagued her family, she vowed I will do something by and by Don t care what, teach, sew, act, write, anything to help the family and I ll be rich and famous and happy before I die, see if I won t Confronting a society that offered little opportunity to women seeking employment, Louisa determined I will make a battering ram of my head and make my way through this rough and tumble world Whether as a teacher, seamstress, governess, or household servant, for many years Louisa did any work she could findLouisa s career as an author began with poetry and short stories that appeared in popular magazines In , when she was , her first book Flower Fables was published A milestone along her literary path was Hospital Sketches based on the letters she had written home from her post as a nurse in Washington, DC as a nurse during the Civil WarWhen Louisa was years old, her publisher Thomas Niles in Boston asked her to write a book for girls Little Women was written at Orchard House from May to July The novel is based on Louisa and her sisters coming of age and is set in Civil War New England Jo March was the first American juvenile heroine to act from her own individuality a living, breathing person rather than the idealized stereotype then prevalent in children s fictionIn all, Louisa published over books and collections of stories She died on March , , only two days after her father, and is buried in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.

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  • 128 pages
  • Shawl-Straps
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • English
  • 23 February 2019
  • 1434643379

10 thoughts on “Shawl-Straps

  1. says:

    A delightful trek across EuropeSo, I assumed this would be a continuation of Aunt Jo s Scrap Bag 1 being a collection of short stories but my assumption was wrong Shawl Straps is, in fact, a whole little novel in itself It follows the travels of a band of three American unmarried girls as they visit various places in Europe.It might be fun to actually follow in the footsteps of these girls and perhaps travel along a similar route across Europe and visit many of the same landmarks as t A delightful trek across EuropeSo, I assumed this would be a continuation of Aunt Jo s Scrap Bag 1 being a collection of short stories but my assumption was wrong Shawl Straps is, in fact, a whole little novel in itself It follows the travels of a band of three American unmarried girls as they visit various places in Europe.It might be fun to actually follow in the footsteps of these girls and perhaps travel along a similar route across Europe and visit many of the same landmarks as they did in France, Switzerland, Italy, and England To do so would be seeing Europe a bit through Louisa s very own eyes, I feel like of course with the difference of almost a hundred years The girls do get to visit some places that are in Charles Dickens novels, and that was an interesting point to note, as I know that Louisa was a fond admirer of Dickens writings.At one point, the merry travelers have to decide to leave the heavier luggage behind and press on with only their shawl straps I never could quite decide exactly what actual shawl straps look like, or how you carry it, even though it sounds like a delightful vintage deviceAuthor and blogger Susan Bailey was able to provide me with an illustration from a copy of Shawl Straps published in the 1920s In this picture, we see one of the young ladies holding a strap that I assume connects to a shawl for holding items inside to carry as a small bundle with a handle You can make your own assumptions, as based on the illustration Also, here are 2illustrations of shawl straps, available online This next one is a diagram of an actual patent design From this, we can see it has two belt like straps that enclose the shawl or other articles , and has a handle for easy carrying via The Portal to Texas History Lastly, another view showing the shawl strap in use, with a bundle rolled up inside via Bustles and Bows Overall, I give it 4 stars because, although not amazing sometimes a bit long winded , and although not of seemingly much literary merit in Louisa s canon it s still a charming tale that I could freely recommend to anyone young or old to read whether they enjoy it is up to them My 1st book is complete for the Louisa May Alcott reading challenge on www.inthebookcase.blogspot.com

  2. says:

    A travelogue featuring three spinsters traveling through Europe on their own There isn t much plot the point of the story is women can do anything they set their minds to and don t have to rely on men This isn t Louisa s best book but I admire her dedication to women s rights.

  3. says:

    This little book follows the real exploits of our two favorite Alcott sisters Louisa and May as they traipse though Europe in 1870 71, unencumbered by any male solicitude or patronage, along with their sidekick, Alice Bartlett The women are only thinly veiled as Lavinia, Amanda and Matilda as they make their way through France, including the Loire valley carrying only their shawl straps a vintage kind of back pack , Switzerland, Italy and London Alcott is at her amusing best witty, irrever This little book follows the real exploits of our two favorite Alcott sisters Louisa and May as they traipse though Europe in 1870 71, unencumbered by any male solicitude or patronage, along with their sidekick, Alice Bartlett The women are only thinly veiled as Lavinia, Amanda and Matilda as they make their way through France, including the Loire valley carrying only their shawl straps a vintage kind of back pack , Switzerland, Italy and London Alcott is at her amusing best witty, irreverent, self deprecating She is not writing moral stories for the young, nor grasping at greatness, nor spinning blood and thunder Here, she is seems to be in her very truest voice I enjoy reading this little story over and over, to learn about the rigors of travel in the mid nineteenth century, to imagine the liberation the women felt on their own and to feel the sense of adventure and wonder that Louisa herself must have felt I feel close to Louisa May Alcott when I read this Enjoy

  4. says:

    I listened to an audiobook version recorded by Librivox KA lovely ramble through Europe with three American ladies Their thoughts and experiences of country places and cities alike Fascinating to discover what Europe was like in the later part of the 1800 s And amusing at times to see these places through the eyes of Americans being American about their opinions of the customs of places, comparing them with the customs they valued as better I would recommend reading this book with its de I listened to an audiobook version recorded by Librivox KA lovely ramble through Europe with three American ladies Their thoughts and experiences of country places and cities alike Fascinating to discover what Europe was like in the later part of the 1800 s And amusing at times to see these places through the eyes of Americans being American about their opinions of the customs of places, comparing them with the customs they valued as better I would recommend reading this book with its descriptions of places before the World Wars left their mark.The narrators were good, though it might have been better if the younger reader had better knowledge of the pronunciation of words with a French origin Even the older ones could have brushed up on the proper pronunciation of historical places But, on the other hand, perhaps it lends another facet to the idea of Americans in Europe

  5. says:

    Two young American women along with their chaperone, an older woman, travel to various areas of Europe over a year long trip They meet many new people and have numerous adventures, including a natural disaster Near the end, there is a delightful homage to Dickens which features a tour of some of his novels settings.

  6. says:

    I especially loved when they visited sites out of Dicken s books

  7. says:

    This was a good story about three sisters that take a trip to various cities in Europe It was a good read, especially for young readers, I liked it.

  8. says:

    At first I thought this was going to be dreadful It was like listening to someone s monologue about their holiday, interesting to them but hard to follow and meaningless for the listener Once they gave up their luggage and proceeded with shawl straps it got better, and then I came up with a new idea I used my atlas as I read it 1935 version, so only 65 years too modern to follow their journey This made it positively a joy, and I started googling the paintings they saw and the cathedrals th At first I thought this was going to be dreadful It was like listening to someone s monologue about their holiday, interesting to them but hard to follow and meaningless for the listener Once they gave up their luggage and proceeded with shawl straps it got better, and then I came up with a new idea I used my atlas as I read it 1935 version, so only 65 years too modern to follow their journey This made it positively a joy, and I started googling the paintings they saw and the cathedrals they visited I even looked up some of the historical events and learnt some things too So, with the help of an old atlas and a smartphone, very enjoyable indeed She does sort of skim through large sections of Italy, and Germany and Belgium are only mentioned in passing I wonder if she got bored of writing this If like me, you are trying to read all of LMA s works, you will find this interesting

  9. says:

    Three girls travel from the US to Europe I think this was written somewhere around 1923, and you are reminded how much people had to take with them, as well as how long it took just across the Atlantic Don t forget seasicknessSomewhere I read that Louisa May Alcott was a feminist for her time it shows in this book, although it is definitely relatively speaking , and so these girls are getting quite the education Wednesday in with a French family and seeing the limitations on the unmarried Three girls travel from the US to Europe I think this was written somewhere around 1923, and you are reminded how much people had to take with them, as well as how long it took just across the Atlantic Don t forget seasicknessSomewhere I read that Louisa May Alcott was a feminist for her time it shows in this book, although it is definitely relatively speaking , and so these girls are getting quite the education Wednesday in with a French family and seeing the limitations on the unmarried girls They think it is also extremely quaint and outdated, and so I have to wonder what she would think about today s womenI thought this was going to be a collection of short stories, but it really turns out to belike a boring travel diary that is only of interest to those who took it

  10. says:

    Interesting stories about the adventures of three girls traveling in Europe.

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